Date: 14-15 July, 2014
Location: Herndon, VA, United States
Regular Price: $1295
This hands-on, ScrumMaster certification workshop, provides everything you need to get started with, and grow, your usage of agile and Scrum. On completion you will be eligible to take a certification exam to be registered as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The course will give you the knowledge to pass the test with a high score, but more importantly, it will give you an ability to think and act differently when executing your projects.
Included with the course is a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance www.scrumalliance.org (where valuable ScrumMaster materials and information are available), a practice exam, a one page sheet summarizing Scrum, a practice workbook, access to the certification test (e.g. test fees are covered) and printed reference material.
This course will introduce the essential concepts and tools of agile and Scrum, highlighting differences between agile processes, traditional "waterfall", and ad-hoc approaches, to provide a roadmap for adopting and growing agile. You will learn how to be an agile team member and leader, gaining knowledge about product backlogs, planning (releases and sprints), tracking and reporting, conducting retrospectives, and growing a high performing, collaborative, team.
Exercises, case studies, and examples are interwoven throughout the course to illustrate the principles being taught in an immersive, engaing manner so that you learn, while having fun.
This course is facilitated by David Bulkin, who has been developing software since 1984 and applying agile since 2001.
I have trained several thousand people on Scrum, and I have real-world industry experience at companies ranging from small business to global giants. In my career I have written many thousand of lines of code, thousands of test cases, and managed teams of 100+, making it possible to deliver practical training that you can immediately apply in your job.
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Certification Exam, Guaranteed Pass
There is a certifying exam that you must pass to obtain your Certified ScrumMaster designation. I pay for this exam so there is no charge to you.
After the class you will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance giving you instructions on taking the exam. You can take it from any Internet connected computer and must complete it within 90 days of receiving your welcome email.
During the workshop, you will gain the knowledge you need to pass. After the class you will use our free practice exam to reinforce this knowledge.
When you take the exam, you need to get 24 of 35 questions correct. In the unlikely event you don't, I will work with you to create a personal study plan. There will be no charge and I we will work collaborate until you pass the exam.
- Certification as a Certified ScrumMaster, with the Scrum Alliance,after passing test
- Free access to taking the exam
- Practice exam
- Two year membership in the Scrum Alliance
- High quality, color, printed manual
- Scrum Cheat Sheet, key concepts on one page
- Fill in Workbook
- Free follow up discussion with instructor if you need assistance
- 16 PDUs towards PMI continuing certification requirements
- Continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages
- Discount on Sanjiv Augustine's book, Managing Agile Projects
Please contact training at lithespeed.com to request one of these discounts. Please note that we have a limited number of hardship and individual discounts available.
- Hardship discount (40%) – If you’re between jobs and have been unemployed for at least 2 months.
- Individual discount (20%) – If you’re paying on your own.
- PMI or ALN membership discount (15%) – For members of these organizations.
- Group discount (20% for 3-4, 25% for 5-6, 30% for 7-9, 35% for 10+) – For multiple attendees from one organization.
Click here to request a discount code.
We hired David to assist our product managers and business analysts with Scrum, specifically in the role of product owner. Our team had been given basic scrum training but no real training in the role of the product owner and the importance of it.
David was an excellent agile trainer. He brought a wealth of agile experience and knowledge to our class.
He shared a very good overview of the agile process, but then focused on the product owner role. He took our real world projects and assisted us in getting them into the scrum process, especially in the area of user stories.
With David’s training our team now understands what their role is in the scrum process. They are also using tools and tips they received from David to assist them in their scrum teams.
I recommend David as an agile instructor.
I attended David's Certified ScrumMaster course during March 2013. I found him to be a great presenter and trainer. He places great value on ensuring his students get the most out of the training course, even going so far as to stay back in his own time after the course to discuss the topics covered.
The course was well structured and he provided real life examples to reinforce the training materials. I found this to be helpful and I intend to utilize the concepts learned during the course within my organisation.
I would recommend David as a trainer and to anyone interested in learning Scrum.
I attended David's CSM class and it was the best training class I have ever attended. David's Agile knowledge is impressive, he knows how to get you to thoroughly grasp the concepts by using real world examples and in class he challenges you by actively participating in a Scrum. I highly recommend David!
David recently delivered a series of trainings. The feedback from the whole team was overwhelmingly positive and he has left the team excited about applying what they have learned. His training style is highly effective, combining useful exercises, personal anecdotes and a deep and demonstrable understanding of subject matter. I have no hesitation in recommending David for Executive, CSM or CSPO training.
Our company hired David for three days of Scrum/Agile training. Even before the training began, I knew we had chosen the right person for the job. I had numerous discussions with David in advance, so that he could tailor his training to our specific environment and needs. The training he provided was informative, fun, and kept everyone wanting more! David's passion and dedication to providing exceptional training were evident throughout every minute of the training, and we can definitely attribute our success in Agile to the training we received from him!
My company hired David for a 3 day Agile training session. He is very friendly, intelligent and an exciting speaker. If you want no-nonsense, highly relevant Agile training then David is the right choice. He brings a fresh perspective and isn't afraid to point out the "intellectual hand waving" that is sometimes present with Agile development methodologies.
If time permits, participants will benefit by doing pre-reading prior to attending the class. We don't expect you to read it all, but please review some of the following material:
All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.